I know MR is usually a place only about tech but I was hoping that my MR peers could give me some insight (and maybe some gentle pushing). I came to the realization today that I need to make more friends. Me and a couple friends were supposed to go out to the bars tonight but they ended up having to bail. After that, my saturday night was pretty shot (as you can see from me posting on a saturday night ). With that being said, I realized that I needed to stop being a low confidence asshat and start taking advantage of my social skills. I decided to go to bars alone and try to meet new people. Now my question is (to everyone and also people who are located in Maryland) what type of bars do I have to go to meet nice people? I know that sounds stupid but what I mean is, I don't want to go to a bar where people drink to get trashed. I just want to make new relationships and was wondering if there were certain types of bars to go to to make those relationships. The only place I have in mind is Dog Fish Ale House. The few times I went, the environment was very chill. Just don't want to go to a place where everybody is in a clique and then makes it impossible to meet new people. Any advice, pep talks, tips is welcome!